These products offer formulators benefits such as skin barrier protection, reduced damage by UV radiation, hair color maintenance and hair shine enhancement. BR Forest, a natural butter from Astrocaryum genus palm tree kernels, improves the cutaneous barrier function of a typical body lotion by 30% as compared to the placebo at a low concentration. Another product, Melscreen Coffee, derived exclusively from the Arabica species of coffee, contains 40% linoleic acid and from 2% to 6% of unsaponifiable matter, which helps restore stratum corneum lipids, reduce erythema caused by UV radiation and keep skin hydrated and soft.
In hair care, Melscreen Gold EX BG, Melscreen Red EX BG and Melscreen Black EX BG help to reduce the frequency of chemical dying.
More info: (216) 447-5000; E-mail: PersonalCareAmerica@noveoninc.com; Website: www.carbopol.com.
Medical Product Outsourcing
From Rodman Publishing
l The inaugural issue of Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO), a global magazine devoted to the growing trend of medical device and in-vitro diagnostics outsource manufacturing, is available from Rodman Publishing, the parent company of Happi.
MPO, which will be published eight times in 2004, includes comprehensive feature articles, industry news, trends and other developments pertinent to executives in the medical product field including contract packaging. MPO examines the increasingly complex and demanding requirements of managing outsourcing partnerships.
MPO is latest new magazine from Rodman Publishing, Ramsey, NJ. In addition to Happi and its sister publication Cosmetic Packaging & Design, MPO joins Contract Pharma, Nutra-ceuticals World, Nonwovens Industry and several other Rodman business-to-business magazines. Since 1995, Rodman Publishing has launched six titles—making it one of the fast-growing B-to-B publishers in the U.S.
ExTracts Set for
Next Month in NYC
l ExTracts: a trade show for aromatherapy, fragrance and personal care will be held Sept. 19-23, 2003 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center. The ExTracts conference program will include five seminars, as well as an opening night reception, the best product awards and the “Only in New York” retail tour. Two hundred exhibitors from around the world will showcase more than 500 personal care product lines and well-being products at this year’s conference. More info: www. glmshows.com.